Bassist Eddie Gomez with the late pianist Bill Evans and producer Helen Keane ca. late 1960s. Courtesy drummer world.com
I must add a few more big name jazz dates for Milwaukee during April, National Jazz Appreciation Month.
After it was recently sold, The Jazz Estate has been in limbo in terms of future jazz events, although new owner Matt Turner had promised they would continue live jazz.
They appear to be doing that with a flourish!
This information is courtesy of trumpeter-bandleader and all-around jazz man-about-town, Jamie Breiwick.
Beside its six nights a week schedule, The Jazz Estate, 2423 N. Murray, Milwaukee, will feature these acts next month, with all shows starting at 9:30 p.m:
April 4: Eddie Gomez Trio. Gomez is the virtuoso and telepathic bassist who served as the longtime foundation of the historic Bill Evans Trio, which defined the art of the piano trio for the modern jazz era. Gomez has also performed with miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan and Benny Goodman. His trio will include pianist Stefan Carlsson and drummer Rodrigo Villanueva. $20 at the door. Reservations accepted at 414-964-9923. Doors open at 8.
April 5 — The Greyhounds. This band from Austin, Texas cooks up classic funk and soul, with a lead vocalist. $10 at the door and available at: http://www.greyhoundsmusic.com/
April 11 — Charlie Hunter/Scott Amendola Duo. Seven-string guitar whiz Hunter and drummer Amendola are two-thirds of the ground-breaking jam band-meets-jazz band The Charlie Hunter Trio. This show is nearly sold out. $25 pre-sale and at the door. Doors open at 8. eight. Check the duo out in a live date at Sebastopol: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHw-6PAuCgQ